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Placement Information

Students graduating with a Master of Arts degree in Economics from Columbia University will be able to consider a wide variety of opportunities for the next step in their career.

See below for a selection of student placements:

Job and Internship Placement


Economic Consulting Firms

Analysis Group
Bates White
Charles River Associates
Compass Lexecon
Cornerstone Research
Criterion Economics
Economists Incorporated
Edgeworth Economics
Oxford Economics
Wolfe Research

Management Consulting Firms

A.T. Kearney
Bain and Company
BDA Consulting
Boston Consulting Group
CDI Global – Mergers and Acquisitions
CNS Global Advisors
DIA Associates
Ernst and Young
GEP Worldwide
Mazars USA LLP
McKinsey & Company
Moody’s Analytics
Roland Berger
Simon-Kucher & Partners


U.S. Financial Institutions

Alliance Bernstein
American International Group (AIG)
Argus Merchant Services
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Capital One
D.A. Davidson Companies
Evermark Capital
Exome Asset Management
Goldman Sachs
GroveStreet Advisors
HTSC Security Corporation
JP Morgan Institute
Novus Partners
NY Life Insurance and Securities
Palm Drive Capital
Point72 Asset Management
Principal Financial group
Prudential Financial
Sandton Capital Partners
Strategic Financial Solutions
Tekarra Capital Management
Tigress Financial Partners
UBS Global Wealth Management
Wellington Wealth Management
Wells Fargo
Zenity Asset Management

Foreign Financial Institutions

AXA Financial Advisors
China International Capital Corporation
China Merchants Bank
China Minsheng Bank
China Renaissance Capital Investment
China Securities (International) Finance Holding Company Limited (CSCI)
CITIC Securities Company Limited
CMC Holdings
CSOP Asset Management
Guosen Securities Investment Banking
H2 Equity Partners
Harvest Fund Management
Orient Futures International
Ovata Capital
Ping An Asset Management
Postal Savings Bank of China
Qatar National Bank/ Finasbank
Red Cliff Asset Management
Shenwan Lingxin Fund Management Co.
Wanda Group
Zheshang Venture Capital Co., Ltd.

Technology Industry

Akazam Wireless
CrossBorder Solutions
Huawei Technologies Co.
Shift Markets
XLP Capital

Other Industries

Government/Central Banks

Bank of China
Bank of Japan
Bank of Thailand
Development Bank of Singapore
Emirates National Oil Company
European Central Bank
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Government of Singapore
Government of Thailand
State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) of the People’s Republic of China
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office
United States Air Force

International Research Organizations/Think Tanks/ Non-Profit

Center for American Progress
CFLD International
Insituto de Estudos em Saúde
Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
NYC Economic Development Corporation
The Citizens Foundation (TCF)
Third Way
United Nations
World Bank

PhD Program Placement


Programs in economics, unless otherwise noted

Fall 2015 Cohort

Carnegie Mellon University (Business Technologies)
City University of New York
Columbia University
Columbia University, Business School (Business Strategy)
Cornell University
International Economics Graduate Institute of Geneva
Northwestern University (Finance)
The George Washington University Law School (JD/MPP)
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
University of California Los Angeles (Strategy)
University of Chicago – Booth School of Business
University of Michigan
University of Sydney

Fall 2016 Cohort

Boston University
California Institute of Technology
Columbia University
Duke University (Public Policy & Economics)
London Business School (Finance)
National Institute of Development Administration
Princeton University
Texas A&M University
University College London
University of California Davis
University of Cambridge
University of Minnesota
University of North Carolina
University of Queensland
University of Washington
Western University

Fall 2017 Cohort

Brown University
Columbia University (Law School)
Duke University (Finance)
Imperial College London (Finance)
University of British Columbia
University of California Irvine
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (Business Administration)
University of North Carolina
University of Southern California
University of Washington (Business Administration)

Fall 2018 Cohort

Arizona State University
Boston College
Columbia University
Georgetown University
Michigan State University
Syracuse University
University of Alabama (Finance)
University of Maryland
University of Southern California
University of Texas-Austin
University of Virginia (2)


Research Assistant Positions


Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
Columbia University
Columbia University, Business School
European Research Council (ERC)
Harvard University
Harvard University, Business School
Hong Kong University
Jain Family Institute
Luohan Academy
New York University
Northwestern University
Palo Alto Veterans Institue for Research
Stanford University
University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
University of Chicago, Stigler Center
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education
University of Pennsylvania, The Warton School of Business
University of Zurich

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1022 International Affairs Building (IAB)

Mail Code 3308

420 West 118th Street

New York, NY 10027

Ph: (212) 854-3680
Fax: (212) 854-0749
Business Hours:
Mon–Fri, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
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